Oscar Movies: Way We Were, The (1973)

Columbia (Bastar Production)

Oscar Nominations: 6

Actress: Barbra Streisand
Art Direction-Set Decoration: Stephen Grimes; William Kiernan
Original Dramatic Score: Marvyn Hamlisch
Song: “The Way We Were,” music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Costume Design: Dorothy Jeakins and Moss Mabry
Cinematography: Harry Stradling

Oscar Awards: 2

Original Dramatic Score

Oscar Context:

In 1973, the big Oscar winner was “The Sting,” which won 7 out of its 10 awards, including Picture, Director, and other Oscars. “The Sting” competed for the top award with a diverse group of films: Ingmar Bergman's Swedish-language drama. “Cries and Whispers,” William Friedkin's special-effects horror saga, “The Exorcist,” and the British romantic comedy, “A “Touch of Class,” for which Glenda Jackson received her Second Best Actress in three years.

The Cinematography Oscar went to Sven Nykvist for Bergman's “Cries and Whispers.”

Marvin Hamlisch achieved a record, winning all the music Oscars: Song and Original Score for “The Way We Were,” and Adapted Score for “The Sting.”